Volunteer with the Strangford Lough team
The National Trust manages an incredibly large area of land and foreshore around Strangford Lough, including many islands and areas of farmland and woodland. With a team of only four Countryside Wardens, it really couldn’t cope with such a large area, if it wasn’t for the dedicated assistance of its many enthusiastic volunteers.
Not only are there many environmental benefits from this work, but the individuals who take part also gain personally from the experience. Volunteering is a fantastic way to stay fit whilst spending time in the fresh air and discovering some of the most inspiring parts of the countryside. We are constantly learning about our wildlife and discovering skills we didn’t know we had. And we get an enormous amount of pride and satisfaction from doing something which is really worthwhile. All while having great fun with like-minded people.
There really is something to interest everyone and many ways to get involved either during the week or at weekends. There is no time commitment necessary – just come along on the days that suit you.
If you are interested in getting involved with the National Trust team at Strangford Lough, then please email our ranger, Tomasz Ciesielski. Tomasz can explain the many ways you can help out and arrange a day for you to come in and meet the other volunteers.
Volunteering with the National Trust is very enjoyable and an extremely worthwhile thing to do. We would highly recommend it.